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Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Highlander (1986)

In New York, the owner of a sophisticated antique shop Russell Edwin Nash is challenged to a sword fight in the parking lot of the Madison Square Garden by a man called Iman Fasil that is beheaded by Russell. He hides his sword and is arrested by the police while leaving the stadium. Russell recalls his life in the Sixteenth Century in Scotland, when he is Connor MacLeod and is deadly wounded in a battle against another Clan. However he surprisingly survives and his Clan believes he has a pact with the devil and expels him from their lands. Then he meets Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez that explains that he is immortal unless he is beheaded. Further, the immortals dispute a game killing each other and in the end only one survives receiving a price with the power of the other immortals. Russell is released by the police, but the snoopy forensic agent Brenda J. Wyatt is attracted by the case since she founds fragments of an ancient Katana and follows Russell. But the also immortal Kurgan is hunting down MacLeod and Brenda is in the middle of their battle. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  memory,  magic,  torture,  kidnapping,  love,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:america,  castle,  lake,  woods,  village,  boat,  snow,  hotel,  forest,  church,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:american,  german,  warrior,  photographer,  detective,  prostitute
Period:1500s,  1940s,  1980s
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  16th century,  alley fight,  mentor protege relationship,  stone bridge,  wrestling ring,  wrestling match,  long sword,  supernatural power,  battle axe,  sword fighting,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  horse and wagon,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  police detective,  action hero,  car collision,  1540s,  century,  1530s,  highlander,  siren the alarm,  oxen,  citadel,  highlands,  reference to mozart,  horseshoe,  rapier,  horseback,  elk,  newsstand,  over the top,  geese,  clan,  practice,  banner,  chrysler building manhattan new york city,  rudeness,  procession,  kilt,  sexual intercourse,  announcer,  flintlock pistol,  force,  metropolis,  spectator,  ex marine,  banishment,  scottish,  mortality,  valley,  adopted daughter,  bagpipes,  icon,  antique,  boxing ring,  repeated line,  female cop,  immortal,  audio cassette,  head cut off,  microscope,  document,  monitor,  press,  kindness,  arena,  latin,  dark fantasy,  fencing,  telling someone to shut up,  fortress,  police arrest,  historical fiction,  kendo,  alley,  katana,  sunset,  swordsman,  energy,  pet,  show,  parking lot,  shaved head,  reckless driving,  referee,  wrestler,  dagger,  bonfire,  tribe,  evidence,  superstition,  lion,  aquarium,  mentor,  immortality,  rowboat,  psychotronic,  zoo,  scotland,  old age,  thunder,  shield,  promise,  parking garage,  honor,  knight,  audience,  time,  loss of loved one,  buttocks,  comic book,  tape recorder,  helmet,  gothic,  wound,  destruction,  entertainment,  kissing while having sex,  uzi,  newspaper headline,  power,  battlefield,  pub,  first part,  opening action scene,  scream,  lightning,  tank,  evil man,  buxom,  electrocution,  duel,  training,  bartender,  fictional war,  part of series,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  animal,  nun,  fish,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  stabbing,  police car,  candle,  police station,  flashlight,  dark comedy,  gay slur,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  combat,  revolver,  little girl,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  rock music,  running,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  shooting,  mask,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  world war two,  rape,  cult film,  new york city,  singing,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  one word title,  police,  flashback,  murder,  sex,  blood,  violence,  nudity,  death,  kiss

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  mentor protege relationship,  long sword,  supernatural power,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  highlander,  banishment,  immortal,  head cut off,  fencing,  kendo,  katana,  swordsman,  mentor,  immortality,  old age,  shield,  battlefield,  evil man,  electrocution,  training,  bartender,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  dark comedy,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  revolver,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  cult film,  new york city,  martial arts,  photograph,  kiss,  blood,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:castle,  lake,  woods,  village,  boat,  forest
Characters:warrior,  prostitute
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  action hero,  dark fantasy,  fortress,  historical fiction,  swordsman,  mentor,  rowboat,  shield,  knight,  helmet,  destruction,  power,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  evil man,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  candle,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  horse,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

Themes:kidnapping,  love
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  mentor protege relationship,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  century,  historical fiction,  kendo,  swordsman,  mentor,  honor,  first part,  duel,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  nun,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  hero,  police officer,  horse,  fistfight,  cult film,  singing,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  kiss

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  love
Locations:castle,  woods,  village,  snow,  forest,  church
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  elk,  banishment,  dark fantasy,  fortress,  immortality,  rowboat,  shield,  helmet,  power,  battlefield,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  candle,  good versus evil,  combat,  little girl,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  kiss,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Ninja Assassin (2009)
Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Assassin (2009)

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  clan,  kendo,  katana,  loss of loved one,  gothic,  opening action scene,  training,  bartender,  mixed martial arts,  stabbing,  police car,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  watching tv,  investigation,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  martial arts,  violence,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood,  kiss

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  love
Locations:castle,  woods,  village,  boat,  snow,  forest,  church,  beach
Characters:german,  warrior,  photographer
Story:alley fight,  supernatural power,  sword and fantasy,  sword fight,  action hero,  immortal,  dark fantasy,  historical fiction,  alley,  mentor,  immortality,  shield,  honor,  helmet,  destruction,  newspaper headline,  battlefield,  pub,  tank,  lightning,  evil man,  electrocution,  training,  part of series,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  singing,  martial arts,  photograph,  nudity,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Ninja Scroll (1993)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Thriller

Ninja Scroll (1993)

A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl.

Themes:magic,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:village,  boat,  forest
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  supernatural power,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  clan,  immortal,  dark fantasy,  katana,  swordsman,  dagger,  immortality,  promise,  honor,  buttocks,  wound,  destruction,  power,  opening action scene,  scream,  electrocution,  duel,  army,  bridge,  stabbing,  candle,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  running,  showdown,  sword,  punched in the face,  hero,  horse,  crying,  rape,  cult film,  martial arts,  kiss,  flashback,  death,  nudity,  violence,  murder,  blood

Red Sonja (1985) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Red Sonja (1985)

The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  magic,  love
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  battle axe,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  fencing,  kendo,  swordsman,  psychotronic,  power,  battlefield,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  mask,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  blonde,  horse,  rape,  cult film,  martial arts,  blood,  violence,  kiss

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic,  torture,  kidnapping,  friendship,  love
Locations:castle,  lake,  woods,  village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  sword and fantasy,  horse and wagon,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  valley,  dagger,  thunder,  honor,  battlefield,  lightning,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  stabbing,  candle,  good versus evil,  combat,  running,  tears,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  rain,  crying,  cult film,  martial arts,  kiss,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

Doctor Strange (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Doctor Strange (2016)

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:village,  snow,  church,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:alley fight,  mentor protege relationship,  supernatural power,  one man army,  action hero,  immortal,  alley,  energy,  reckless driving,  mentor,  immortality,  shield,  time,  destruction,  power,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  lightning,  evil man,  electrocution,  training,  teacher student relationship,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  new york city,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence

Conan The Barbarian (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Barbarian (2011)

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Themes:magic,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:castle,  woods,  boat,  snow
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  battle axe,  sword fighting,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  swordsman,  dagger,  battlefield,  evil man,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  nun,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  mask,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  martial arts,  flashback,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Masters Of The Universe (1987) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  police detective,  action hero,  fortress,  swordsman,  psychotronic,  helmet,  wound,  destruction,  power,  battlefield,  evil man,  duel,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  army,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  combat,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  crying,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Princess Mononoke (1997)
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Action

Princess Mononoke (1997)

While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  16th century,  sword and fantasy,  dark hero,  sword fight,  elk,  clan,  kindness,  dark fantasy,  kendo,  dagger,  opening action scene,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  animal,  weapon,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  hero,  horse,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Bloodsport (1988)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Bloodsport (1988)

Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  friendship
Locations:boat,  hotel,  bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:katana sword,  one man army,  action hero,  alley,  referee,  mentor,  psychotronic,  honor,  first part,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  duel,  training,  teacher student relationship,  fish,  mixed martial arts,  army,  police station,  reporter,  combat,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  fistfight,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  kiss,  blood,  death,  flashback,  police,  violence,  murder

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Locations:snow
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  sword fighting,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  fortress,  swordsman,  dagger,  shield,  time,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  kiss

47 Ronin (2013) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

47 Ronin (2013)

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. (Read More)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping
Locations:castle,  lake,  woods,  village,  snow,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  banishment,  head cut off,  dark fantasy,  fortress,  historical fiction,  mentor,  honor,  battlefield,  teacher student relationship,  army,  candle,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  horse,  corpse,  beating,  title spoken by character,  flashback,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:woods,  hotel,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior,  photographer,  detective
Story:alley fight,  one man army,  police detective,  action hero,  repeated line,  alley,  parking garage,  loss of loved one,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  duel,  bartender,  disarming someone,  police station,  gay slur,  combat,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police

Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Conan The Destroyer (1984)

The wandering barbarian, Conan, alongside his goofy rogue pal, Malak, are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis' virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that will help them procure the horn that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula. Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself! (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:sword duel,  sword fighting,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  dark fantasy,  fortress,  kendo,  swordsman,  dagger,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  blonde,  horse,  fistfight,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  blood,  violence,  murder

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (Read More)

Locations:village,  forest
Characters:american,  warrior
Story:sword fight,  action hero,  alley,  katana,  swordsman,  mentor,  immortality,  duel,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  stabbing,  flashlight,  combat,  showdown,  shooting,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Thor (2011) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:castle,  snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:one man army,  sword fight,  action hero,  banishment,  immortal,  mentor,  thunder,  honor,  helmet,  first part,  lightning,  electrocution,  fictional war,  army,  bridge,  flashlight,  dark comedy,  good versus evil,  combat,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  machine gun,  horse,  fistfight,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  kiss,  flashback

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  love
Locations:castle,  woods,  forest,  church
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  century,  immortal,  immortality,  shield,  helmet,  gothic,  power,  battlefield,  lightning,  evil man,  army,  candle,  good versus evil,  combat,  running,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  horse,  corpse,  beating,  flashback,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  love
Mood:gore
Locations:castle,  snow
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  sword fight,  action hero,  clan,  dark fantasy,  fortress,  shield,  gothic,  uzi,  power,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  lightning,  evil man,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  flashlight,  decapitation,  combat,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death,  violence

Chugyeogja (2008)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Chugyeogja (2008)

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  church,  hospital
Characters:photographer,  detective,  prostitute
Story:police detective,  metropolis,  document,  press,  aquarium,  buttocks,  scream,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  reporter,  little girl,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  running,  tears,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  police officer,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  photograph,  one word title,  nudity,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood,  flashback

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest,  church
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  action hero,  immortal,  dark fantasy,  alley,  dagger,  immortality,  knight,  tape recorder,  gothic,  destruction,  power,  battlefield,  pub,  opening action scene,  lightning,  electrocution,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  police car,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  flashback

Seventh Son (2014)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seventh Son (2014)

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  kidnapping,  love
Locations:castle,  woods,  village,  snow,  forest,  church
Characters:warrior
Story:mentor protege relationship,  supernatural power,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  dark fantasy,  swordsman,  knight,  battlefield,  lightning,  training,  fictional war,  teacher student relationship,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  good versus evil,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  horse,  fistfight,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  death

U.s. Marshals (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

U.s. Marshals (1998)

When a prisoner transport plane crashes, one prisoner, Mark Sheridan, skillfully escapes and saves lives at the same time. Deputy Sam Gerard and his team of U.S. Marshals pursue relentlessly, but Gerard begins to suspect that there is more to the exceptional fugitive than what he has been told. Meanwhile, Sheridan struggles to avoid capture while seeking answers of his own. Until the final scene, both Gerard and Sheridan are in jeopardy of the unknown. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling
Locations:woods,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:photographer
Story:action hero,  chrysler building manhattan new york city,  ex marine,  press,  police arrest,  rowboat,  time,  tape recorder,  opening action scene,  bartender,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  flashlight,  reporter,  manhattan new york city,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  tough guy,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  new york city,  martial arts,  photograph,  violence,  murder,  blood,  police

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  swordsman,  superstition,  battlefield,  lightning,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  horse,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  murder,  kiss,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  death

The Legend Of Hercules (2014) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Legend Of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  love
Locations:castle,  woods,  village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  one man army,  sword fight,  action hero,  arena,  lion,  shield,  time,  helmet,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  lightning,  electrocution,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  hero,  horse,  fistfight,  beating,  martial arts,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:magic,  friendship
Locations:castle,  woods,  village,  snow,  forest,  church
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  supernatural power,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  clan,  force,  dark fantasy,  dagger,  tribe,  shield,  honor,  knight,  helmet,  destruction,  battlefield,  lightning,  evil man,  electrocution,  duel,  fictional war,  army,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  interrogation,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  investigation,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  one word title,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Eragon (2006)
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Eragon (2006)

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. (Read More)

Themes:magic
Locations:castle
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  battle axe,  sword fighting,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  sword and sorcery,  dagger,  mentor,  knight,  power,  battlefield,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  cult film,  martial arts,  one word title

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  detective,  prostitute
Story:one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  police detective,  action hero,  alley,  mentor,  loss of loved one,  helmet,  gothic,  newspaper headline,  opening action scene,  lightning,  electrocution,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  flashlight,  gay slur,  good versus evil,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  mask,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  rape,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  murder,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  kiss,  sex,  flashback

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2014)

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Themes:love
Locations:castle,  lake,  boat,  snow,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:stone bridge,  sword and fantasy,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  action hero,  elk,  banishment,  shield,  honor,  knight,  loss of loved one,  helmet,  destruction,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  fictional war,  army,  bridge,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  horse,  corpse,  martial arts,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. (Read More)

Themes:memory,  kidnapping
Locations:village,  church
Characters:warrior
Period:1980s
Story:dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  century,  repeated line,  historical fiction,  dagger,  shield,  knight,  helmet,  power,  battlefield,  electrocution,  training,  fictional war,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  army,  good versus evil,  combat,  painting,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  computer,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  singing,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  friendship,  love
Locations:boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  police detective,  action hero,  bagpipes,  female cop,  telling someone to shut up,  dagger,  parking garage,  honor,  knight,  loss of loved one,  helmet,  gothic,  destruction,  uzi,  newspaper headline,  opening action scene,  evil man,  electrocution,  duel,  bartender,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  bridge,  police station,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  reporter,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  mask,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss,  police,  violence

Timeline (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Timeline (2003)

In this case, a group of archaeologists and combat experts led by Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor use a "3-D fax machine" (so much for technobabble!) to time-travel back to France in 1357, in hopes of retrieving Walker's father and returning safely to the present. No such luck! Fending for themselves against marauding hordes of medieval French warriors at war with the invading British, these semi-intrepid travelers find their body count rising, and the deadline for their return home is rapidly approaching. (Read More)

Themes:love,  friendship
Locations:castle,  village,  hospital
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  sword and fantasy,  sword fight,  shield,  knight,  time,  helmet,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  stabbing,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  computer,  hero,  horse,  cult film,  one word title,  death,  kiss,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

Seven Samurai (1954) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Adventure, Drama, Action

Seven Samurai (1954)

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  love
Locations:village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword,  16th century,  tragic hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  practice,  fencing,  kendo,  katana,  swordsman,  honor,  battlefield,  duel,  training,  disarming someone,  combat,  showdown,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  hero,  horse,  rain,  cult film,  singing,  martial arts,  kiss,  violence,  death

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  love
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  dagger,  immortality,  shield,  loss of loved one,  helmet,  destruction,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  lightning,  evil man,  fictional war,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  horse,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  flashback

Police Story (1985)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Police Story (1985)

Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop, who scores his first big hit by virtually single-handedly capturing and arresting a big drug- lord. Of course, the drug-lord isn't too happy about this, and frames Kevin with the murder of another cop (who happened to be on the take). Kevin has to clear his name, whilst keeping himself from getting killed or arrested, and keeping his girlfriend from leaving him. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:warrior,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:one man army,  sword fight,  police detective,  action hero,  kendo,  katana,  swordsman,  parking garage,  destruction,  first part,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  weapon,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  computer,  punched in the face,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  murder,  police,  nudity,  blood,  violence,  death

New Police Story (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  friendship
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  police detective,  action hero,  force,  ex marine,  bagpipes,  repeated line,  alley,  uzi,  opening action scene,  training,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  police station,  flashlight,  good versus evil,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  punched in the face,  investigation,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  police,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  violence

House Of Flying Daggers (2004) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

House Of Flying Daggers (2004)

During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. A police officer called Leo sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers". Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem... (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:woods,  village,  snow,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:katana sword,  sword duel,  sword fighting,  sword fight,  swordsman,  dagger,  shield,  honor,  wound,  duel,  army,  combat,  tears,  showdown,  sword,  battle,  hero,  police officer,  horse,  crying,  rape,  singing,  martial arts,  murder,  nudity,  police,  death,  violence,  sex,  blood,  kiss

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:snow,  bar,  hospital
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  police detective,  action hero,  force,  parking garage,  knight,  helmet,  destruction,  uzi,  newspaper headline,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  tank,  evil man,  duel,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  army,  bridge,  police station,  good versus evil,  combat,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  mask,  brawl,  tough guy,  battle,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  investigation,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  photograph,  death,  flashback,  police,  kiss,  murder

Dragonheart (1996)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragonheart (1996)

The young, sickly King Einon was wounded in a battle. In order for him to survive, he is healed by Draco, a dragon. Some years later, Bowen, a dragon slayer, encounters Draco. The two team up to form a traveling duo that perform an act, but the act is only known by themselves. Bowen supposedly "slays" Draco and then collects a reward from the town or village that he protects by killing the dragon who had been "terrorizing" them. From there, Bowen and Draco must save the entire kingdom from the rule of the now evil King Einon, who is part of Draco and Draco a part of him. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:castle,  lake,  village,  forest
Characters:warrior
Story:supernatural power,  battle axe,  sword and fantasy,  tragic hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  fencing,  fortress,  swordsman,  mentor,  immortality,  shield,  honor,  knight,  helmet,  training,  disarming someone,  army,  bridge,  good versus evil,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  hero,  horse,  rain,  cult film,  singing,  martial arts,  one word title,  murder

Battle Royale (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller, Action

Battle Royale (2000)

Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive? (Read More)

Themes:memory,  kidnapping,  love,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:boat,  beach
Characters:photographer
Story:sword fight,  action hero,  arena,  kendo,  katana,  promise,  helmet,  wound,  uzi,  first part,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  weapon,  army,  stabbing,  candle,  flashlight,  dark comedy,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  revolver,  running,  tears,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  shooting,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  camera,  computer,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  crying,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Deadpool (2016) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi

Deadpool (2016)

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:warrior,  prostitute
Story:katana sword,  supernatural power,  one man army,  tragic hero,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  boxing ring,  immortal,  alley,  katana,  shaved head,  immortality,  destruction,  kissing while having sex,  opening action scene,  evil man,  bartender,  mixed martial arts,  gay slur,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  mask,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  corpse,  beating,  new york city,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  one word title,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  kiss,  death

Speed (1994)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Themes:wrestling,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:one man army,  action hero,  kissing while having sex,  first part,  opening action scene,  evil man,  bartender,  mixed martial arts,  police car,  police station,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  reporter,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  camera,  watching tv,  computer,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  violence,  police

Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? (Read More)

Themes:memory,  magic,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:castle,  forest,  church,  beach
Characters:warrior
Story:battle axe,  tragic hero,  sword and sorcery,  sword fight,  fortress,  dagger,  shield,  promise,  honor,  buttocks,  power,  duel,  army,  bridge,  stabbing,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  brawl,  sword,  battle,  hero,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  sex,  death,  kiss,  murder,  violence

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:hotel,  church,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:supernatural power,  action hero,  over the top,  icon,  latin,  sunset,  immortality,  thunder,  buttocks,  scream,  lightning,  mixed martial arts,  gay slur,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  blonde,  machine gun,  police officer,  corpse,  beating,  cult film,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  one word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  nudity

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Highlander (1986)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:woods,  village,  snow,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior,  photographer
Story:supernatural power,  one man army,  dark hero,  action hero,  metropolis,  bagpipes,  immortality,  shield,  knight,  destruction,  newspaper headline,  power,  battlefield,  opening action scene,  lightning,  tank,  electrocution,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  army,  good versus evil,  reporter,  combat,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  camera,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  machine gun,  police officer,  horse,  helicopter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  martial arts,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  photograph,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:woods,  snow,  hotel,  forest,  bar
Characters:warrior,  prostitute
Story:katana sword,  supernatural power,  one man army,  dark hero,  sword fight,  action hero,  clan,  kendo,  immortality,  thunder,  honor,  time,  loss of loved one,  uzi,  pub,  opening action scene,  electrocution,  mixed martial arts,  good versus evil,  showdown,  brawl,  sword,  tough guy,  battle,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  rain,  world war two,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  flashback

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